Difficult Cases and Complications from Catheterization Laboratory: A Case of Mitral Cleft

  • A. S. PetronioEmail author
  • C. Giannini


In the first experience on MitraClip, cleft presence was considered a contraindication to the procedure. We describe a case of posterior leaflet cleft, in which the 3D echocardiography visualized the anatomical leaflet modification and the technique chosen to avoid a procedural failure.


Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Severe Mitral Regurgitation Posterior Leaflet Functional Mitral Regurgitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento Cardiotoracico e VascolareS.D.Emodinamica, AOUPPisaItaly

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